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, hadiya pendleton, killed just a week after attending the president's inauguration. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo are in this chamber tonight. their lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> they deserve a vote. grks abby giffords deserve a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> hadiya, newtown, on and on and on. we can not just keep listing tragedies. we must stop and do something about them. we must have change in guns in this country. the list is already too long. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. let me start with this tonight. elections matter. we got "w" and the iraq war. without the first we wouldn't have gotten the second. last year we re-elected obama and got a progressive state of the union. elections matter. listen to this, he pressed to rebuild america starting with our bridges out there. a
. hadiya pendleton's parents there. people from newtown there. we need to hear those issue as well. but the economy and jobs will be the centerpiece. but these other areas certainly priorities given who is sitting in the first lady's box. i think the president is definitely going to raise them. and i think it's definitely going to set a tone for the country for the next several years and even beyond his presidency, if in fact we can get some things done. >> one of the visuals you'll notice, as you're looking at the shots of the capital right now are the green ribbons people are wearing tonight. those are in honor of the victims of sandy hook elementary school, the mass shooting there in december. we are expecting tonight if only because of the guest list from members of congress, more than 30 members of congress giving their tickets to tonight's speech away to somebody associated with an incident of gun violence in this country. but also from the first lady's guest list tonight that the issue of gun violence and gun safety reform will be on the agenda. lawrence, what are you lookin
of interest in connection with the death of hadiya pendleton, the 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration just a week before being gunned down about a mile from president obama's chicago house. again, two people -- two people have been taken in for questioning at this point. no one has been charged. we'll continue to follow the story, and we'll pass along any new developments as they happen. >>> turning to politics and a debate over fixing our election system. extra long lines, delays, frustrated voters put the state of florida. joining me now is the supervisor of elections for leon county florida. thanks for being here. >> my pleasure, craig. >> going to call your attention to the "new york times" story that i'm sure you saw. >> yes. >> florida has the nation's longest voting lines. last november it took people on average 45 minutes to vote. some folks reported waiting in line for up to three hours in the sunshine state. what happened? >> well, what happened was that in 2010 the republicans were allowed to elect a majority that went beyond the normal major
control, invoking the memory of gun victims like hadiya pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration and one week later was shot and killed in chicago. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are here tonight, along with two dozen families whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> not your typical ending there to a state of the union. republican response given by florida senator marco rubio gave the impression about how hard it's going to be to pass. combative speech, filled with a personal story, but somewhat combative. >> and both sides laying claim to being advocates for the middle class. substance aside, there is a moment in rubio's speech where he reaches for a swig of water. >> it was a jarring moment. we were taken aback, watching. but it was somewhat jarring. he, himself, sort of made fun of mo
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